Kodak Portra 400 | Rollei 35 S

From the same roll as the Ballard post a few days ago, these photos show how Kodak’s Portra 400 renders nature’s greens and reds.

Greenlake.
Seattle, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Ellensburg, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Loyal Heights, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400

Ballard | Kodak Portra 400 | Rollei 35 S

Fast becoming my favorite camera, the Rollei 35 S is perfect for walking around. The lens is tack sharp when you get the zone focus right. It feels like a small brick.

Portra is a classic Kodak Film. I’ve shot the 160 and the 800. I think the 400 is really the sweet spot.

Here’s a few samples from mid September.

Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.

Gig Harbor | Kodak Portra 400 | Canon AE-1

Spent the first weekend of September at a camp. Took the AE-1, the Rollei 35 s, and my Fuji x100f.

These photos were with the Canon AE-1 with the 100mm lens. I was using Kodak Portra 400. The photos (and scans) show the depth that film provides. These photos could not be done on a digital camera.

Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.

Sicily | Kodak Portra 400 | Canon AE-1

The first rolls from my Sicily trip came back from Moonphoto today.

All shot with my Canon AE-1 Program. I used a 20 mm and a 100 mm lenses

Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Milazzo, Sicily. August, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Ortigia, Sicily. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Ortigia, Sicily. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.

Portra 400

Not unlike the anticipation of picking up prints from the Kodak photo booth, I’m always happy when the scans come back from Moonphoto. I’m also always surprised by the quality and depth of film.

These shots come from the Rollei 35 S. The film is Kodak Portra 400. A much better film, in my opinion, than the Portra 800.

Pike Place Market. Seattle, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Loyal Heights, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Greenlake, Seattle, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Ballard, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Greenlake, Seattle, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Ballard, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.

Bainbridge Island, Washington. July 2019. Rollei 35 S.